We’ve chosen four types of traveler profiles and put together some suggested Languedoc itinerary points for each, giving us something to dream about for a next vacation:
Gastronomy/Wine Lover – For the traveler who uses their palate to experience a place:
- Public market halls are a great way to experience the food and culture of a place. Two exceptional examples in Languedoc are Les Halles of Narbonne and Halles Castellane in Montpellier.
- Did you know that black truffles flourish in Languedoc? There is no denying, truffles hold a special place in France’s gastronomic history and at Restaurant 1789, and they celebrate the truffle every day.
- The Etang de Thau is home to much aquaculture, especially around the area of Bouzigues, which is renowned for its oysters. Take a tour with an oyster producer and then grab lunch along the water at a place like Restaurant La Voile Blanche, and enjoy the freshest seafood available with some Picpoul de Pinet wine!
- Cassoulet is one of the most famous dishes from Languedoc and you can seek out examples around the region, like L’Auberge de L’Ecole in Saint Jean de Minervois. It’s off the beaten path but definitely worth the trip for a divine cassoulet, paired with wines from Clos du Gravillas, located just across the street.
- Of course, as France’s largest wine region, opportunities abound for wine tasting. It is best to call ahead and let the winery know you are coming. There may be certain times that are better for a visit and tasting.